Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

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Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture,
School of Music, and Center for the Performing Arts
Present Bizet’s opera Carmen

7:30 pm Friday, March 27, 2020
2:00 pm Sunday, March 29, 2020

Bizet’s thrilling story of deadly obsession, Carmen seduces with an amazing array of instantly recognizable melodies and masterful arias beloved across the globe. An ordinary soldier becomes mesmerized by a beguiling factory girl with a plan. Will either of them foresee the tragic ending of their high-stakes game? With its twisting tale of romance, deceit, and disaster set to magnetic music, Bizet’s masterpiece has become one of the world’s most popular operas.

This production, featuring sets from Atlanta Opera, includes Penn State School of Music students and alumni as principal singers and the Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gerardo Edelstein. The artistic director of Penn State’s Opera Theatre is Ted Christopher.

Carmen will be performed in French with English supertitles.

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Adult $42
University Park Student $15
18 and Younger $28

Carmen does not qualify for a discounted Choice series.

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Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for the 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, performance at no extra charge to ticket holders. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance of the performance. Phone 814-238-0132 to reserve this service.